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Proposed changes to the medical radiation technology scopes of practice

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 28 2012

The Medical Radiation Technologists Board has published a consultation document seeking comment on a number of proposed changes to the current scopes of practice for registration in the profession of medical radiation technology

Osteopath guilty of professional misconduct for diagnosis of "unwanted sexual encounter"

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 16 2011

An osteopath has been found guilty of professional misconduct for failing to record clinical notes during or after an appointment with a 13 year old patient, treating the patient without informed consent (either from the patient or her mother), and inappropriately diagnosing the patient as having experienced an unwanted sexual encounter

Doctor guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing practices and misleading advertising

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 16 2011

A General Practitioner who signed prescriptions for hormones without seeing patients, in total reliance on his clinic nurses' consultations, and who (incorrectly) advertised an erectile dysfunction treatment success rate of 95, and implied that treatment from other GP's would not be as effective, has been found guilty of professional misconduct

New maternity referral guidelines

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 28 2012

The Ministry of Health has released updated Guidelines for Consultation with Obstetric and Related Medical Services (Referral Guidelines), which outline the criteria and processes for guiding LMC referral to primary care, referral for specialist consultation, referral for the transfer of clinical responsibility for care, transfer of clinical responsibility for care in an emergency, and emergency transport

Disclosure about methadone patient not in breach of privacy code

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 22 2011

The Tribunal has found that a general practitioner who disclosed information about a patient who was on a methadone programme to a senior nurse at the rest home where the patient worked, did not breach the Health Information Privacy Code

Implementation of special purpose: teleradiology scope of practice

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 16 2011

The Medical Council's Special Purpose: Teleradiology scope of practice comes into effect on 1 November 2011

Care required when extending fixed term contracts

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 13 2011

A nurse working as a casual employee became full time employee on a fixed term contract to cover the role of another full time employee who had taken leave

Court of Appeal dismisses Ministry of Health's appeal on disability policy

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 30 2012

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the Ministry of Health, finding that the High Court was correct in upholding a declaration by the Human Rights Review Tribunal that a Ministry of Health policy, which excludes resident family members from being paid for the provision of funded disability support services to their relatives, was inconsistent with section 19 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (freedom from discrimination

Tribunal decision set aside due to breach of natural justice

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 16 2011

A penalty decision by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, in relation to a doctor found guilty of professional misconduct, has been overturned by the High Court due to a breach of natural justice

Revised guideline on Good Clinical Research Practice

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 21 2010

Consultation on Medsafe's draft revision of the Good Clinical Research Practice Guideline has resulted in extensive revision of the guideline